"My siblings and I have a holiday gathering at my father's grave, singing carols and decorating a tree with solar lights. Dad loved the holidays, so we celebrate the way he would have."
—Sheila McIntyre, 48, Burlington, Vermont
See what Oprah's serving for her country-style Christmas dinner, as seen in O, The Oprah Magazine, December 2002.
Holiday stress is now part of the human condition. As the familiar tension digs its heels in, consider a dose of calm from Alice Domar, PhD.
Moira Hodgson recounts the sweeping history of the orange, and recalls the joy of receiving the golden fruit on those English Christmases of her childhood.
Holiday ham recipe from Sheila Bridges, seen in O Magazine, December 2001